Marjorie Beth Bennett, age 89, died peacefully on Friday, October 12, 2018. She was born in Dukedom, Tennessee to Henry C. and Stella (Farmer) Austin on Thursday, August 8, 1929. Marjorie graduated from Palmersville High School, 4th in her class. She continued her education and attended the University of Tennessee at Martin then on to the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in home economics. After college, Marjorie made the decision to put her focus on family and became a full-time wife and mother, as well as volunteering her time with the mission printing at the church. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband of 51 years Raymond Osborne Bennett, and her four siblings, brothers Leonard, Herbert, Alfred and Douglas Austin. Left to cherish her memory are son David Bennett and wife Amy; son Richard Bennett; son Stephen Bennett and wife Terri; daughter Kathy Bennett; grandchildren Chris (Megan), Kara (Thomas), Cassidy (Kyle), Casey (Jessica) and Mathew (Natalie); great grandchildren Thurston (Shea), Nolan, Nathan and Justine; great great grandchildren Ashlynn and Adalynn, along with numerous extended family and loving friends. The family will receive friends between 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at Brown’s Memorial Funeral Home, 707 North MacArthur Blvd. in Irving. A funeral will be held 11:00 a.m., Thursday, October 18, 2018 at the Beltline Road Church of Christ, 1202 North Beltline Road in Irving. A committal service at the Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery will be held at 1:00 p.m. the same day.
Frances Jessup King, age 94 died on Wednesday, October 3, 2018. Frances was born on August 20, 1924 in Dallas, Texas to Charles Phelps and Lela (Harris) Phelps. Frances was a loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She loved to listen to gospel music and the Word of God, as well as just spending time reading her bible. She cherished time spent with her family, especially her grandkids. Frances is preceded in death by her parents; first husband Emil Pokladnik Jr.; second husband William R. Jessup; third husband Cecil Edward King; daughters Linda K. Wright and Marsha Argo; brothers Charles and Ed Phelps. Left to cherish her memory are sons Daryl Pokladnik and wife Judy and Dwain Pokladnik; daughters Debi Pearson, Sandy Farrell and husband Raymond, and Donna Mumma and husband George, nineteen grandkids, and several great grandkids; as well as numerous extended family and loving friends. A graveside service will be held 2:00 PM on Monday, October 8, 2018 at Oak Grove Memorial Gardens, 1413 E. Irving Blvd., Irving, TX 75060. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be made to the American Cancer Society. You can make a donation or leave the family a note by visiting our website at www.brownmem.com.
Carl Gibson, age 67, entered Heavens Gate on Wednesday, October 3, 2018. He was born in Livingston, Texas to David L. and Ethel Lee (Smith) Gibson on Monday, April 2, 1951. Carl was a strong and devout Christian man, and a long-time member of Plymouth Park Baptist Church in Irving. He worked 27 years as a tax appraiser for Dallas Central Appraisal District, until his retirement. Carl’s hobbies included playing chess; reading, his favorites being mysteries and Christian commentaries; researching genealogy and his absolute favorite pastime, playing golf, which he did at least three times a week. He was deeply attached to and loved all of his canine animals, especially his dog Max. Carl is preceded in death by both parents and brother Sam Gibson. Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 36 years, Pam Gibson; son Charles Gibson and wife Michelle; daughter Sarah Lovelace and husband Allen; daughter Kelli Smith; grandchildren Caleb, Joshua and Andrew Gibson, Allison and Marshall Lovelace, Blaine and Cade Smith; sister Colleen Fontenat along with several nieces, nephews, extended family and loving friends. A funeral service will be held 1:00pm at Plymouth Park Baptist Church, 1714 N. Story Rd. on Tuesday, October 9, 2018, with an interment at Oak Grove Memorial Gardens immediately following. The family request memorial donations to the American Heart Association at https://www2.heart.org.
Della Corene Cox, at 103 has lived through events that are now history; two World Wars, a depression, a President killed, a man on the moon and many more. She was born May 10, 1915, into the security of a farm tucked into tiny corners of East, Texas. At 7, she proudly walked to school to learn to read and write as everyone did at that time. At home she helped wash clothes in big outdoor tubs, wringing clothes out by hand. At 15, she married her 19-year-old sweetheart, Elmer N. Cox, and they settled on a farm to raise their family. They had four boys and two girls between April 1932 and February 1944. Corene went back to high school with the older boys. In years of great happiness, she had heartaches as well, losing two daughters. Once their house burned to the ground from a fire in the middle of the night. They moved back to Irving, Texas in 1955 and she started to work at Collins radio making circuit breakers that were used in communication systems (she retired from Collins Radio after 21 years on the job.) Corene drove to Richardson, Texas to work every day. She always cooked a big dinner, kept a huge vegetable garden and lots of flowers, but still always had time to baby sit with all her grandchildren. Corene and Elmer had fun building a new house in Irving. She and Elmer loved antiques and spent a lot of time going to sales and collecting almost everything, especially clocks. Corene really enjoyed herself on a trip to Europe with girls from her work. They made stops in Ireland, London, France, Italy and Austria. She loved to travel and had lots of fun on trips to Oregon, California, Idaho, Las Vegas, Nev., Branson and the state of Washington. Corene loved people, music, antiques and her cats. When asked what she wanted for a holiday, she would say, “Just get the family together” and they almost always granted her wishes. Elmers employment was interrupted by heart surgeries, the second one taking his life December 29, 1993 at the age of 82. Della worked hard and always cooked real home-grown vegetables. She made the best fried chicken, pinto beans, pan fried potatoes and pear preserves that you have every eaten. When her family was home she said she made banana pudding in a big dish pan. (She was always willing to help anyone she felt needed help. She was still wishing she could help people till her last days on this earth.) Corene is preceded in death by her parents; husband Elmer N. Cox; daughter Janice Cox and Linda E. Day; sons Kenneth W. Cox Sr. and Jimmy D. Cox. Left to cherish her memory are sons Wayburn (Clyde) Cox of Sulfur Springs, Texas and Aubrey (Cooky) Cox and wife Linda of Prosper, Texas; twelve grandchildren; eighteen great grandchildren; and fourteen great-great grandchildren. The family will receive friends on Saturday October 6, 2018 from 10:00 – 11:00 AM at Brown’s Memorial Funeral Home, 707 North MacArthur Blvd., Irving, Texas 75061. A funeral service will follow the visitation at 11:00 AM also on Saturday, October 6, 2018 at the funeral home. A graveside service will immediately follow at Avery Cemetery, 33 County Road 4323 Avery, Texas 75554. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be made to MD Anderson Cancer Center. You may make a donation or leave a note for the family by going to our website www.brownmem.com.
Priscilla Avonne Dumas, age 85 died on Tuesday, October 2, 2018. Avonne was born on May 16, 1933 in Idalou, Texas to James Houston Dumas and Ava (Lemon) Dumas. Avonne was the youngest of nine children. Family was very important to Avonne, she took very good care of her parents for most of her adult life. She also found her work very important; she worked for Gulf States Utilities and retired after approximately 35 years of faithful service. Avonne enjoyed traveling and collecting Waterford. She was first reader in the Christian Science organization in Beaumont, Texas and well respected in that community. Avonne enjoyed spending her free time doing needle point and she always had a cat with her. Avonne is preceded in death by her parents; seven siblings, Dorman Dumas, Houstene Kelley, Bill Dumas, Leo Dumas, Winella Ferguson, Dan Dumas, Tommy June Die; and daughter Jane Chatterton. Left to cherish her memory are sister Judy McCullough; grandchildren Richard Chatterton III and Meghan Buchman; three great grandchildren; as well as many other extended family and loving friends. A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date. You can continue to check our website for updated service times at www.brownmem.com.